Parson’s plan for Missouri adult tuition grants questioned

Gov. Mike Parson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s proposal to offer scholarships for adults to study high-demand fields is meeting pushback from state senators.

Senate Education Committee members on Tuesday questioned whether a new scholarship is needed, why the state should pay for that job training and which programs would be covered.

Parson earlier this month proposed $22 million in grants to cover tuition for adults over age 25 with a household adjusted gross incomes of less than $80,000.

The proposed scholarships are called Fast-Track Workforce Incentive grants. Republican Sen. Bob Onder says the proposal is being fast-tracked. He says he’s not sure it’s well thought out.

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